Mount Abe High School’s visit to LCMM’s Conservation Lab

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by Paul Gates On April 11, students from Mount Abraham Union High School visited the Conservation Lab, eager to learn about the wonders of preservation. As part of our mission here at LCMM we strive to educate the public about the importance of protecting our invaluable cultural resources. Lake Champlain is a non-salt water environment that is cold, dark, and …

Parents’ Night at the Boatshop

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Wednesday, March 23 was Parents’ Night at the LCMM Boat Shop. Since January, students from the Diversified Occupations (D.O.) program at Middlebury’s Hannaford Career Center have been hard at work building a 32′ pilot gig at LCMM’s Boat Shop four days a week – it’s all part of LCMM’s Champlain Longboats program. On Wednesday, after a hard day’s work, the Diversified …

Troop 624 Visits LCMM

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by Alex Lehning As a Conservation Technician with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, I spend the majority of my time doing research, preserving artifacts, and documenting our archeological collections. Each day in the Conservation Lab I have the opportunity to literally hold history in my hands, and there is nothing I enjoy more than to be able to share part …

Return to Cold Spring on the Hudson

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by Art Cohn In 2005 the Lois McClure embarked on her first extensive outreach tour to the Hudson River and New York City. It was all so new and exciting, passing through the narrows to Whitehall, transiting the Champlain Canal for the first time and emerging on the historic, tidal and beautiful Hudson River. Every twist, turn and community provides …

Lake Sailor in Ludlow

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This past Wednesday, LCMM’s educators Rich Isenberg and Tom Larsen went to Ludlow Elementary School to present a Lake Sailor program.  This classroom program simulates canal boat shipping activities on Lake Champlain in the 19th century. Students are put in teams of four, each with a boat to direct.  They get to choose what types of cargo they carry to which …

A Busman’s Holiday

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by Tom Larsen While crewing aboard Lois McClure for her four-month Erie Canal tour, I heard about a wonderful opportunity.  While the boat was in Rochester at the World Canals Conference, I spoke to Wendy Marble, one of the tugboat captains of the NYS Canal Corporation.  She mentioned that she knew of a ship, the Gazela, that was going on a …